So you guys might remember a journal entry from a few weeks ago where my Nana had to go to the hospital due to complications with a blockage in her intestines? Well that got better like I said, and she had come home and things were fine, she was feeling a little better, though not great because she still has fibromyalgia which pretty much keeps her in constant pain. But today she went for some blood work to see if there was anything else they could find out because her white blood cell count seemed pretty high.
The news was not good. Today they diagnosed her with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
The good part is that it's chronic and not acute, and they told her since it's in the early stages that they don't think she should do any treatments just yet unless it gets worse. She just turned 63 on July 17 and they told her she could live 20 years or more, so it's not so bad yet. But they also said there's no cure.
I just got home from work so I haven't talked to her yet, but Mama said she's doing ok. Ever since she went to the hospital she told us that she's been scared to death that something worse was wrong, and then getting news like this can be a heavy burden. But she seemed to take it pretty well considering. She said it is what it is, and being a Christian she believes that God will take care of her either way. Which is a huge inspiration to me. I know I would have taken the news much harder than her and would probably be bitter about it and shut myself away from people.
But I would just appreciate your prayers for Nana, that she would have peace in the midst of this storm, and that God would even heal her. Miracles still happen every day. Some might say "Well if God was real and loving He wouldn't have let her get sick to begin with." But who knows why God does the things he does? It might be that he's using Nana as an inspiration to others or something. But either way, everything happens for a reason. We just got to wait and see what will happen.
"...but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
-I Corinthians 10:13
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."